Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.D. Cent. Code, 43-42-04

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Respiratory Care Provider Practice During Disaster


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a registered or certified respiratory therapist can provide respiratory care wherever it is required.

Full Title

Respiratory care practice

Full Text

The practice of respiratory care may be performed in hospitals, as ambulatory or in-home care, and in other settings where respiratory care is provided in accordance with a prescription of a licensed physician, certified nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. In addition, respiratory care may be provided during the transportation of a patient, and under any circumstances in which an epidemic or public disaster necessitates respiratory care. A person may not practice, nor represent that the person is able to practice, as a registered respiratory therapist without being licensed as a registered respiratory therapist, or as a certified respiratory therapist without being licensed as a certified respiratory therapist, in accordance with this chapter.